Catwoman #34

Writer: Ram V Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 18, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 24
8.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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The Magistrate comes to Gotham, and Alleytown stands as the last place in the city untouched by their totalitarian forces. But being the last bastion of freedom in a police state makes Selina’s kingdom most inviting for Gotham’s rogues! Surrounded on all sides by law enforcement gone bad, and facing a potential invasion by the city’s villains, Catwoman finds herself fearing that her quest to keep Alleytown safe could instead lead to its demise…but all is not lost, as Batman arrives in Alleytown, breaking his and Selina’s vow to give one another a one-year break.

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 17, 2021

    Catwoman keeps bringing the goods and this was an important issue for the next arc following the Fear State tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 17, 2021

    So to sum it up, Catwoman #34 delivers another fantastic issue that delivers emotion, action, and a surprising ending. I look forward to what next month's tale will bring. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Sep 1, 2021

    Ram V gives us the reunion we have been wanting for some time. Bruce has a jealous side. God forbid anyone interfere with that. What's next? Revenge? The Magistrate? I feel that Future State has predicted a few things, but we need DC to authorize a veer from what we think is going to happen based on those issues. Can the Bat and the Cat finally make the relationship permanent? Only Ram V knows"stay tuned because he drips the stories out enough to keep us wanting more Selina! Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Aug 17, 2021

    This issue uses a traditional illustration style enhanced by muted color work. And the tone of the story is perfectly captured. The action scenes are well done and interesting. I found the attention to detail and character emotionally engaging and interesting. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Aug 17, 2021

    Catwoman #34 is an absolute blast with equal parts heart and bombast. Seeing Father Valley finally turn the screws in on Selina is gripping to behold, and the reunion scene between Bruce and Selina doesn't disappoint. The showdown with Father Valley is beautiful on an aesthetic level due to Fernando Blanco and Jordie Bellaire's excellent work, but Ram V's script serves up multiple twists and turns within the fight itself. Catwoman under the hands of the current creative team has never missed a step and Catwoman #34 is one of its best issues yet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Aug 18, 2021

    All paths have led to this very moment as Father Valley and Catwoman collide in one of the most powerful and devastatingly beautiful issues in a run that has been amazing with every single issue. Truly, go now and pick this series up in print or digital format and catch up because there is no doubt it will only continue to get better and better with everything to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Aug 17, 2021

    Ram V and Fernando Blanco are are setting the stage for Selinas entry into the upcoming Bat crossover, while continuing to build on his Catwoman/Valley/insidious wealthy white men who are pulling the strings arc. This series continues to show why Ram V is a master of his craft, and paired with Blanco is a match made in comic book heaven. These two should be on your radar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Aug 17, 2021

    Fernando Blanco's final issue as the regular "Catwoman" artist is a satisfying conclusion to this Father Valley-focused arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jenna Anderson Aug 18, 2021

    This issue continues to prove just how great this run of Catwoman has become. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 19, 2021

    The story really is pretty decent. The script is a bit better than normal too. The art by Fernando Blanco is the real treat however and I really did like where this issue went too. This was pretty well done overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 17, 2021

    After a couple of down issues, I found myself enjoying this one.  Sure, it's still doing some spring cleaning before heading off to Fear State, but everything felt more vital than it has lately.  For now, I am back on the Catwoman trolley, and that makes me happy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Aug 17, 2021

    We learned very important things about Catwoman's future with her ex fianc, as well as the ruthlessness of the villain in this excellent run. Catwoman #34 gave us an intense clash, the kind I would expect from these characters, and I'm eager to see just how the dust will settle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Aug 18, 2021

    Ram V provides a satisfyingly intense, but sadly brief, Bat/Cat reunion, and ramps up the tension in a flawed by nailbiting combat ending. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 18, 2021

    There's definitely a way to make the conflict between Father Valley and Catwoman feel interesting, but Ram V hasn't really found it yet. Valley's best scenes were around the edges of Catwoman's life, and her conflict with him always seemed a lot more interesting from a distance prior to the conflict of Catwoman #34. With any luck, Selina will find better momentum elsewhere. She's got her work cut out for her at chapter's end. Hopefully, Ram V is in the right mood to give her the kind of direction she needs. Read Full Review

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